Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health

Project Title: Improving Maternal and Neonatal Health in Myanmar


In June 2016, the Improving Myanmar Maternal and Neonatal Health Pilot was officially launched through the support of Medical Care Development, Inc. (MCD). This project aims to complement the efforts of the Ministry of Health of Myanmar, particularly the Women and Child Health Development division, which has worked to achieve maternal and child health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 3, which aims to ensure healthy lives and promoting well-being for all, regardless of age.


The Improving Maternal and Neonatal Health project seeks to directly address two primary contributors to the target population’s overall health status: malaria and cervical cancer.


The first round of on-the-ground activities after project launch included:

  • Distributed 3,000 long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) to mothers through antenatal services providers in collaboration with Yat Sawk Township
  • Procurement of cold coagulations for cervical cancer screening for the General Hospital in Taunggyi, the capital city of Shan State
  • Supplied Enhanced Visual Inspection devices to each screening site.
  • Conducted training sessions for health workers on basic emergency obstetrics and neonatal care (BEmONC)

Country: Myanmar

Funder: Medical Care Development

Duration: 2016-2017


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